Cartoons are funny but defending democracy is deadly serious work: Chappatte
If you like political cartoons, chances are that you’ve come across the work of Patrick Chappatte, in leading international newspapers and journals.
In addition to his prolific output, Mr. Chappate is also president of the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation; to coincide with World Press Freedom Day 2022 on 3 May, it’s unveiled a new exhibition in Geneva, featuring drawings by other top illustrators who take great risks to stand up to authority.
Here he is now, explaining to UN News’s Daniel Johnson how the challenges to a free press seem to be proliferating – and why it’s so important to push back against those who would stifle free speech.
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva